7. Black & White Photography
For the beginner in photography there is a temptation to just convert to mono when back home in the hope that it might work better than the colour parent. This class not only aims to teach you how to identify great opportunities for mono photographs before you even pick up the camera but in breaking down the vital elements for mono photography it will also greatly improve your eye and design of colour images too.
It could be argued that if you can master the art of good mono photography then the journey to becoming a good colour photographer will be 80% complete. Colour is after all the only thing that separates a mono photograph from a colour photograph.
The visual clues for B&W photography
Understanding the light
Converting to B&W
Places x 4. - Typically 3-4 attendees
In order for a class to go ahead, there must be a minimum of three clients booked for that particular date. Should there be insufficient interest, alternative dates will be offered.
This course is aimed at beginners and intermediate level photographers
Please read my terms and conditions before booking as you will be bound by them upon receipt of money paid.
Cancellation less than 4wks prior to event date - no refund
No show on the event - loss of place/money
Rebooking fee applies for changing course date if less than 4 weeks before event date or for re-booking a missed class that was not notified.
Included with the class
Tea & Coffee
Notepaper and pen
How you will learn
Alan is passionate about photography and a qualified photography tutor. He will engage you in discussion and be more than willing to answer as many questions as possible on the night.
The class will be delivered by Alan using Powerpoint, Adobe Lightroom and a projector.
You will see examples of images
You may bring along some images for review
Where do I go from here?
Sign up now and you've taken the first step.
Most clients mix this classroom based course with a mixture of practical workshops, mentoring and other events.
Photography Masterclass Series
These photography classes are bite-sized lessons on specific topics. They range between two and three hours and run on an ongoing cycle. Classes are generally held at my home in Coventry.
They suitable for any level of photographer but please feel free to phone me if you want to check on suitability
These are the perfect refresher class and are also suitable for anyone who has already attended a photography course with myself as each class contains new material and we are able to get more in-depth on specific topics and brush up on your areas of understanding.
Each class is approximate 2.5hrs and runs on a weekday evening on a rolling basis.
Get off Automatic Mode - Exposure Explained
Creative Composition - Develop your creative eye and understanding
DSLR Craft - Get to grips with Metering, Focusing, White Balance and more
Filters & Bracketing - Understand Dynamic Range and RAW Vs JPG
Getting started with Adobe Lightroom an introduction and basic walkthrough
Portrait Photography - Learn how to take better portrait photos
Black & White Photography - Understand the visual building blocks of mono
Landscape Photography - Art of the landscape - a visual guide
Macro - Close-up Photography - Theory and practical workshop
Image sharing - final refinement, exporting, sizing, framing and uploading/selling
How to get organised and stay organised in Lightroom
Creative editing - An introduction and masterclass in NIK plug-ins suite
How to choose and setup up your DSLR and use it effectively
Camera and kit care - a complete walkthrough and best practise advice
Photo Critiques - Bring your photos for Alan to review and critique.
Classes can be booked individually or book a block to receive a discount. Dates can be arranged to suit so no need to take classes consecutively when booking a block.
You can also book photo critique nights to follow up an earlier masterclass and share your photos with Alan for feedback and critique.